RØYKERI // SMOKERY - Ver. 2 (2016)
Object, performance and event
Fotodokumentasjon Humle Isabella Rosenkvist.
In the exhibition «Wild Living Marine Resources Belong to Society as a Whole // Dei Viltlevande Marine Ressursane Ligg Til Felleskapet ved Kurant » (curated by Karolin Tampere and Randi Nygård as part of Ensayos#4 artistic research project), at art space Kurant in Tromsø (2016) I presented a version of the artproject ”Smokery” where Cod, farmed trout and ”wild” salmon were smoked in a handbuilt ceramic smokehouse. The fish was prepared and served to the audience during the exhibition opening.
The project ”Smokery” started when I was a Bachelor student of Ceramics at the Bergen Academy of Art and Design in 2009-2012. To my frustration, I discovered that I had not learned how to conserve food. Despite this particular knowledge being part of my everyday life when growing up in the north. Indeed, during upbringing in the countryside, the focus was that the youth had to acquire the ”right” knowledge through education. Thus, the knowledge of survival that connects people to their landscape has been neglected in favor of mono-cultural values.
Food preservation has traditionally been an important human survival technique related to habitat. Preserving food has been essential in areas where the supply of fresh food is periodically restricted. The methods used relate to the surrounding climate and material occurrence. When building a smokery in the north, one uses the resources available, and the quality of air determines the time it takes to prepare the food.”Uncontrollable” elements such as humidity, buoyancy, salt retraction, the fat content of the fish and the amount of smoke coming from the woodchips makes total control impossible. Instead, you have to adjust to your surroundings.
RØYKERI // SMOKERY - Ver. 1 (2012)
In the exhbition Avdeling Konteiner in Bergen, 
Object, performance and event
The Exhibition Avdeling Konteiner was held in post
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